celestial globe


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a globe that is a spherical model of the heavens

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The pairing of celestial and terrestrial globes, the use of celestial globes for navigation and the roles of the Royal Society and the Academie Royale des Sciences are discussed.
Sotheby's London will offer in its forthcoming Travel, Atlases, Maps and Natural History sale, to be held in London on Thursday 7 May 2009, a magnificent pair of 17th century terrestrial and celestial globes by the eminent globe-maker Vicenzo Coronelli estimated at [pounds sterling]150,000-200,000 ($220,000-300,000), inspired by those he created for Louis XIV.
Globes fall into two broad categories: terrestrial globes are spherical maps of the world; celestial globes use the earth as an imaginary centre of the universe to map out the stars in spherical form.
Expressive hands define the geometric space between the sympathetic figure and the celestial globe (drafted by Dutch cartographer Jodocus Hondius in 1600) and drive the forward movement of the body.
It also parallels the celestial globe held by Ptolemy's counterpart, the man with the grey beard.
While mapping the stars in Cygnus on a celestial globe, Blaeu suddenly noticed an extra star in the constellation, near the neck of the swan.
A female figure embraces a terrestrial globe at her side and holds a celestial globe aloft [ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 11 OMITTED].
In some cases, specially commissioned globes assumed something of the character of their owner, such as the Coronelli celestial globe in which the position of the stars represented the moment of birth of Louis XIV.
Globes are also included: globes of the Moon, Mars and Venus and a celestial globe are recent acquisitions, as well as the large globe of Earth.